Free Read [Fiction Book] ☆ Possible Worlds - by J.B.S. Haldane Carl A. Price ✓


  • Title: Possible Worlds
  • Author: J.B.S. Haldane Carl A. Price
  • ISBN: 9780765807151
  • Page: 118
  • Format: Paperback

  • John Burdon Sanderson Haldane was a giant among men He made major contributions to genetics, population biology, and evolutionary theory He was at once comfortable in mathematics, chemistry, microbiology and animal physiology But it was his belief in education that led to his preparing his popular essays for publication In his own words Many scientifi c workers belieJohn Burdon Sanderson Haldane was a giant among men He made major contributions to genetics, population biology, and evolutionary theory He was at once comfortable in mathematics, chemistry, microbiology and animal physiology But it was his belief in education that led to his preparing his popular essays for publication In his own words Many scientifi c workers believe that they should confine their publications to learned journals I think that the public has a right to know what is going on inside the laboratories, for some of which it pays So begins Haldane s collection of essays, perhaps the most public intellectual communicating science before the writings of Stephen Jay Gould.
    J.B.S. Haldane Carl A. Price
    J B S Haldane, in full John Burdon Sanderson Haldane born Nov 5, 1892, Oxford, Oxfordshire, Eng died Dec 1, 1964, Bhubaneswar, India , British geneticist, biometrician, physiologist, and popularizer of science who opened new paths of research in population genetics and evolution.Son of the noted physiologist John Scott Haldane, he began studying science as assistant to his father at the age of eight and later received formal education in the classics at Eton College and at New College, Oxford M.A 1914 After World War I he served as a fellow of New College and then taught at the University of Cambridge 1922 32 , the University of California, Berkeley 1932 , and the University of London 1933 57.In the 1930s Haldane became a Marxist He joined the British Communist Party and assumed editorship of the party s London paper, the Daily Worker Later, he became disillusioned with the official party line and with the rise of the controversial Soviet biologist Trofim D Lysenko In 1957 Haldane moved to India, where he took citizenship and headed the government Genetics and Biometry Laboratory in Orissa.Haldane, R.A Fisher, and Sewall Wright, in separate mathematical arguments based on analyses of mutation rates, population size, patterns of reproduction, and other factors, related Darwinian evolutionary theory and Gregor Mendel s concepts of heredity Haldane also contributed to the theory of enzyme action and to studies in human physiology He possessed a combination of analytic powers, literary abilities, a wide range of knowledge, and a force of personality that produced numerous discoveries in several scientific fields and proved stimulating to an entire generation of research workers.


    Commentaires:

    Gwern
    (86k words; ebook) Small anthology of short scientific biological-themed writings by famed biologist J.B.S. Haldane who, particularly as a population geneticist, brings an interesting perspective to his science popularizations. Most of them are too brief or sufficiently dated as to not really be worth reading, but worth noting are:“On Being the Right Size”: one of the classic writings on allometric scaling laws, why elephants need such large legs while fleas can jump so high.“Vitamins”: [...]

    Betawolf
    A collection of mostly biological essays by Haldane, most seeming to have been previously published in the 1920s. Where he strays outside of biology, he tends to be doing so to advance a generally 'scientific' approach in matters of religion and politics, though he does demonstrate something of an interest in astronomy.It's a mixed bag. Some of the biological essays are still informative about the basics of the field, though you'd be well-advised to have on hand to double-check some of the more [...]

    Kyle Reed
    I was amazed at how prescient this book is.

    Ella Cooper
    Fantastic book - some of the science is now of course inaccurate and has been disproved. However the way in which J.B.S Haldane portrays the concepts in this book are top class! Amazing to see the transition from then to now.Enjoy

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